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Researching Food Habits : Methods and Problems - Helen M. Macbeth

Researching Food Habits

Methods and Problems

By: Helen M. Macbeth (Editor), Jeremy MacClancy (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781571815453
Number Of Pages: 228

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The term 'Anthropology of Food' has become an accepted abbreviation for the study of anthropological perspectives on food, diet and nutrition, an increasingly important subdivision of anthropology that encompasses a rich variety of perspectives, academic approaches, theories, and methods. Its multi-disciplinary nature adds to its complexity. This is the first publication to offer guidance for researchers working in this diverse and expanding field of anthropology.

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"This is a useful and challenging collection. In many places, it has relevance beyond research into food habits and even beyond applied research into food habits and even beyond applied research, and parts could be usefully employed in general research methods training." - Anthropological Notebooks

..". represents a chest of intellectual tools for would-be researchers to pick up and use and develop as interest in the topic continues to rise." - Sirreadalot.org

"This book makes an interesting and useful contribution to the somewhat sparse list of texts on the methods of nutritional anthropology." - Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

List of Figures
List of Tables
List of Contributors
Introduction: How to do Anthropologies of Foodp. 1
Anthropology of Food and Pluridisciplinarityp. 15
Definitions, Concepts and Methods in the Ethnobotany of Food Plantsp. 29
Qualitative Research in the Anthropology of Food: A Comprehensive Qualitative/Quantitative Approachp. 41
'Tell me what you eat and you will tell me who you are': Methodological Notes on the Interaction between Researcher and Informants in the Anthropology of Foodp. 55
Food, Identity, Identificationp. 63
Doing it Wrong: Why Bother to do Imperfect Research?p. 75
Methods for Assessing Taste Abilities and Hedonic Responses in Human and Nonhuman Primatesp. 87
Researching Food Preferences: Methods and Problems for Anthropologistsp. 101
Dietary Intake Methods in the Anthropology of Food and Nutritionp. 119
Studying Food Intake Frequency: A Macrosurvey Technique for Anthropologistsp. 135
The Concept of Energy Balance and the Quantification of Time Allocation and Energy Expenditurep. 149
Methods for Obtaining Quantitative Data on Food Habits in the First Half of the Twentieth Centuryp. 161
Reconstructing Diets for Compensation for Nuclear Testing in Rongelap, Marshall Islandsp. 169
Food, Culture, Political and Economic Identity: Revitalising the Food-Systems Perspective in the Study of Food-based Identityp. 181
Epilogue: Some Final Hintsp. 193
Glossaryp. 197
Indexp. 205
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ISBN: 9781571815453
ISBN-10: 1571815457
Series: Anthropology of Food and Nutrition (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 1st February 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.31